Network Engineer

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Job Description

Job Description

Network Engineer


Locations: Birmingham (must be willing to be based at and travel to client sites throughout the UK)

Salary: Competitive salary and package (Depending on level of experience)


Please Note: Any offer of employment is subject to satisfactory BPSS and SC security clearance which requires 5 years continuous UK address history (typically including no periods of 30 consecutive days or more spent outside of the UK) at the point of application.

Note: The above information relates to a specific client requirement


Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge .


We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too.


“Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us.” – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO


As a team:


You be required to perform “Business as usual” or Project implementations including design, build and system deployments, including troubleshooting, security and configuration changes.


Join Accenture Technology and you will become part of the largest and most diverse group of business operations specialists in the world. You will be part of a team which implements public and private cloud technologies and builds and transforms client infrastructure services.


The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provides an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.


This role may either be based from a multi-client delivery centre or at client sites for extended period of times when required.


In our team we are seeking an experienced Network Engineer with:

  • Working knowledge of network security including firewall configuration and security policy management
  • Working knowledge of networking protocols and an understanding of EIGRP, BGP, OSPF, and IP multicast.
  • Management of LAN/WAN environments including device protocols and communication standards, such as Cisco, Juniper or Fortinet
  • Administration of Firewall systems such as FortiGate, Palo Alto Juniper, Checkpoint or Cisco
  • Knowledge of Load balancer solutions
  • VPN and Remote Access solutions
  • Associate level Network certification (CCNA, JNCIA or equivalent)
  • Working knowledge of Implementing and supporting large corporate or data centre networks preferably in a multi-client, service provider environment.
  • Eligibility for UK Government security clearance



As a Network Engineer, you will:

  • Manage firewall security.
  • Troubleshoot network connectivity incidents (this includes routing, switching and security).
  • Build, configure and maintain network infrastructures as per best practices.
  • Identify service improvements to reduce risk and improve stability.
  • Producing high quality implementation scripts, test plans and change controls for all network changes.
  • Undertake necessary trainings and certifications on latest technologies.


We are looking for experience in the following skills:

  • Implementing low-level network designs as specified by Network Architects.
  • Management of Network Security appliances (example: Next Gen Firewalls with UTM).
  • Management of Load Balancing appliances.
  • On-going maintenance of network infrastructure in-line with Accenture/vendor security/compliance recommendations.
  • Creating, maintaining, and reviewing operational and technical design documentation.
  • Analysis of network performance statistics using a variety of tools.
  • Strong incident fault finding skills and experience.
  • Network monitoring and alerting


Set yourself apart:

  • Experience in operational management of Firewall central management tools e.g. Palo Alto Panorama.
  • Experience with physical and virtual firewalls.
  • Knowledge of Network security and threat management.
  • Experience with creating/managing IPSEC VPN Tunnels.
  • Knowledge of public cloud services e.g. AWS VPC, AWS EC2, Azure NSGs, Azure VMs
  • Ability to develop network automation through use of scripts e.g. Python
  • Network Professional level certifications (CCNP, JNCIS, PCNSE or equivalent)
  • Existing UK Government security clearance is required to work on UK Government contracts.


What’s in it for you

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 25 days’ vacation per year, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!


Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role as there will be requirements to spend time onsite with our clients and partners to enable delivery of the first-class services we are known for.


About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 700,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

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